Category Archives: Outdoors

Salomon X Trail Davao

Salomon X Trail Davao Results | Kadayawan 2017 Event

Written by Ria Jose

The 32nd Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival was definitely a big success. Events peppered the entire city. Despite the Martial Law restrictions, everybody had fun. DavaoeƱos and tourists did not lack in events and activities to do and enjoy. 2017 Salomon X Trail Davao is one of the few Kadayawan events for adventure seekers and athletes. The Davao Leg was held in Ma-a, Davao City last August 20, 2017. The event was a tiring but fun and fulfilling experience for all participants.

Salomon X Trail Davao Participants

Salomon X Trail Davao Participants

Salomon X Trail Davao Winners

X trail runners were well-conditioned and ready to enjoy the run. A few emerged ahead of the pack and were awarded with cash prizes, Salomon and Primer Group products, and a Salomon X Trail Medal.

Jun Saromines arrived at the finish line first, completing the course in just 1 hour, 10 minutes and 30 seconds. In second and third places are Buddy Paraguire (1:12:26) and Nikko Romero (1:19:49).

In the female division, Rose Jaro was the fastest finishing the course in 1 hour, 46 minutes and 49 seconds. She was followed by Joy Mawalic (1:47:09) and Jennifer Lerio (1:56:06).

Salomon X Trail Davao Female Podium Finishers

Salomon X Trail Davao Female Podium Finishers

Salomon X Trail Sponsors

X Trail Davao was presented by Salomon. Event sponsors include Ahon Socks, ROX Philippines, Primer Group of Companies, Sea to Summit, Manors Ma-a, Camella, Omega Pain Killer, Paglas Corporation, Unifrutti Philippines,
and Fruit of the Earth Calmansinade.

The event is sponsored and supported by the Local City Government of Davao through the Office of the City Mayor – Sara Z. Duterte and the Office of the City Vice-Mayor Pulong Duterte.
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ROX Bike Out Davao

Written by Ria Jose

ROX and its partners invites cycling enthusiasts to join ROX Bike Out Davao this weekend.

Bike Out Davao

ROX Bike Out Davao

The Bike Out is on August 27, 2017, Sunday. The starting point is at Abreeza.

Interested participants may register at ROX Abreeza Ayala Mall by signing up and paying a fee of only P250. The registration fee is inclusive of the Bike Out Jersey and light snacks. And all registered participants will also enjoy a 15% discount on selected products of ROX.

Aside from the jersey, ROX also requires all participants to use a Helmet and to bring a 500 mL water bottle.

Bike Out Davao Recommended Gear

ROX Bike Out Davao Recommended Gear


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Kanakbai Resort in Dahican, Mati

Written by Ria Jose

I am not a beach person, but if I were to visit one beach over and over again, it would be Dahican in Mati, Davao Oriental. The reason why I’m in love with Dahican is the gorgeous yet relatively deserted beach coupled with the very modern amenities of Kanakbai Resort.

First, look at the shoreline…

Shoreline in front of Kanakbai in Dahican Mati Davao Oriental

Shoreline in front of Kanakbai in Dahican

So tranquil and quiet. And yes, a bit deserted. This is right in front of Kanakbai Resort. Only a few minutes walk away from one of the most exciting surfing spots in the country.

One of the houses in Kanakbai in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental

One of the houses in Kanakbai in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental


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The Vanishing Island

Written by Ria Jose

Vanishing Island at the Island Garden City of Samal

Vanishing Island at the Island Garden City of Samal

One luxury we have here in Davao is our proximity to the ocean and the beach. The Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) is around 10 minutes to 1 hour away depending on which part of the island you’re going to and from which wharf you’re coming from. One islet that belongs to IGACOS is the Vanishing Island.

Remember when former Binibining Pilipinas Universe Charlene Gonzales was asked how many island there are in the Philippine archipelago? And she answered with “Low tide or high tide?” I’m not too sure if she was talking about the IGACOS Vanishing Island but it is one of those islands that vanish during high tide. When we went there for the Davao Food Appreciation Tour, it was before lunch time and the tide was still low. Lookie…

Vanishing Island during Low Tide

Vanishing Island during Low Tide
Image by Renz Bulseco of The Traveling Nomad.


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Todo Merkado Weekend Bazaar

Written by Ria Jose

Todo Merkado Weekend Bazaar

Todo Merkado Weekend Bazaar

After the wildly successful Sunday food bazaar Sabroso, Davao is bracing itself for another exciting weekend market, the Todo Merkado Weekend Bazaar. Beginning June 16, foodies and shoppers alike will have a new place to go to, the Damosa Gateway Megatent, home to Todo Merkado.

Todo Merkado will showcase the best food and shopping finds in Davao City, highlighting the enterprises of “Momtrepreneurs.” It gives a venue for home-based cooks and entrepreneurs to offer their unique creations and wares to Davaoenos.
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Islands Banca Cruises in Davao

Written by Ria Jose

Take an Island Cruise on this Banca Davao City Tour

Take an Island Cruise on this Banca

After a successful launch in Cebu, Islands Banca Cruises is finally in Davao.

On a sunny afternoon, two white and orange bancas took their maiden voyages in the Davao channel, taking locals and tourists on a relaxing cruise from Davao City to the Garden City of Samal Island.

Islands Banca Cruises is the brainchild of the people behind Island Souvenirs. Realizing the need to bridge the gap and fulfil the request of Philippine tourists, Island Banca Cruises launched customized island hopping tours in Cebu. With their success in Cebu, Island Banca Cruises partnered with Davao entrepreneur Kirby Te to launch the Island Banca Cruises franchise in Davao.
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